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Sammy, tell me about yourself?


ammy, when I think of couturier I think of high end very expensive fashion what is I'm a 27 years old woman from Jamaica. I live in the your “k”outurier? Kouturier is blending 1920-30's Bronx and currently attending college for communications. I love designing, I've been doing it for 4 years. At first I started off doing my own club wear outfits, little skirts and dresses. My friends liked what I was doing and started asking me to do their outfits pretty soon they started referring me to their friends. Gradually I develop my skills and started doing jackets, then gowns. I’ve gained international recognition, and am currently receiving orders from abroad. I have a friend that loves to travel when she goes away she takes some of my clothing's and set up photo shoot sessions, which has really help build my popularity. How did you first start and who inspired you? I started at a young age my grandmother use to sew for tourist that came to Jamaica. When she finish she would leave the scraps of cloths on the floor; I would pick them up and sew them together for my baby doll. Of course she didn't let me use the sewing machine so I would hand knit them myself. One of my favorite designers is Zac Posen. What kind of designers are you and what makes you different? I'm a couturier designer for women wear ( I like it spell it with a “K” because it shows my diversity). What makes me different is that my designs are wearable. I have pieces that can be use for run way, but I also make couturier clothing that are affordable and can be worn for occasions, or parties. What has been your biggest accomplishment and where do you see yourself in 5 years? Expanding internationally has been one of my greatest accomplishment. I have customers in London,Canada and Jamaica. In 5 years I want to open my own store. I also want my clothing to be sold in department store. And as with any other aspiring designer I hope to see my clothing on celebrities.


clothes, mix it with vintage inspiration and bringing it into a more modern edge. It's basically, bringing the old stuff with a modern twist. kouturier is not only for celebrities. I make designs for everyday people like me and you and it's affordable. Everything is custom fitted.

Is there anything you want people to know about you as a designer and your clothing?

I want people to know that I love what I do, and that the samples of clothing that people may see on my face book fan page are not the only designs I make. I want them to know that I can sit down with a customer and Sketch out exactly what they want. My goal is to personalized the experience that my customers have with me. I want them to have exactly what they ask for. My goal is to make sure my customer is completely satisfied.

How can the world contact you? Or my fan page


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I AM CULTURE CLOTHING LINE INTERVIEW WITH ONEIL CAMPBELL Who Are The Faces Behind I Am Culture? It’s Oneil Campbell, my brother Jelani Campbell, and Darrin Lane aka “ Dante Blak Frost”. What Is The Inspiration Behind Your Work? To figure out new ways to keep people together. For example, in the past, we had Malcolm X and Martin Luther King- two people from two separate cultures, but united for one cause: to bring people together. We want to unite all cultures throughout the world through one media platform, through fashion because that’s a language all people can understand. In a physical way we’re showing that you’re my brother and you’re my sister through our movement. How Did You Get Started? Darrin started designing clothing about seven years ago while in high school. I met Darrin while studying in college at Five Towns College in Hicksville, Long Island. While there, I managed his clothing line then referred to as “International Design”. After Darrin and I graduated, Jelani joined us, and the three of us became the CEO’s of “I Am Culture”. Last May we officially launched our line and presented it to the public market. What we did is we took a region and made it into a design for people to show who they are and to express themselves. We’ve been supported by several celebrities and several artists and we look forward to expanding our movement, our market, and our line. What Is The Biggest Challenge That You’ve Had To Overcome In Establishing I Am Culture? Funding and finding ways and means to back your brand finding ways to find your stuff in relative media. You’ve got to have a catch product that captures people’s attention and interests. We want to become viral where we’re in enough relative media where people are coming to us every day and are buying our media. We believe in supporting not-forprofit organizations. We are first and foremost a movement where we allow other movements to receive a new following and new opportunities for other brands. What Are Some Of The Products That You Offer? We’re about to come out with tank tops, baseball T-shirts, snap-back trucker hats, fitted hats, and shorts within the next month. We’re also working on summer dresses for women.

What Is The Message That You Want Your Clothing To Send Out To People? Not to forget to love one another because people tend to focus on certain aspects of life like work and money, etc. The only two things that remain grounded family and culture. We want people to remember self love, love of God, and love of others. Where Are You Looking To Take I Am Culture In The Future? We want to become an international company that spans the Andes; the rest of the world. We believe that we can do that because we are a mindset. We do ship around the world. Eventually we’d like to be in stores around the world. One of our belief is that we should not wait until tragedy strikes for us to support each other. We believe that we should support each other regularly. We should be able to provide food and services. We want to be able to support people to create jobs, help different movements, and to help stop wars. We want to become a symbol synonymous to the Red Cross. What Differentiates I Am Culture Clothing Line From Some Of The Other Designers? We don’t look at ourselves as a movement and not a clothing line. When you purchase our clothing line you become part of our family. You’ll be able to wear your entire region on you as your identity. What Market Do You Make Your Clothing Line For? I Am Culture is everything; it’s the world. You can find something to wear from any region or part of the world. Where Can Your Clothing Line Be Purchased? I Am Culture is available online at we’re also going to be releasing our “culture blog”, which will incorporate everything, all of our movements, all of our projects, we’ll be making KONY 2012 shirts and focusing on social international issues. People will be able to get a sense of our entire movement. Our CB is about every other movement that benefits every other culture. I want the people to know that this is not about the individual, but rather the collective; it’s about us. It’s about creating a better future for people to express themselves. If I want to do something positive, I can come to I Am Culture. Artists and designers that want to be heard and seen can come to us. We’ll be bringing in artists and fashion shows, motivational speakers, people that support I Am Culture. We want to be the fashion week of culture, we’ll never stop.


Coco Jones: I just signed with Hollywood Records and I’ve been in the studio literally almost every day since signing with them which has been great! Hopefully my album will come out shortly after the movie premieres. I’m really excited for everybody to hear it because it’s awesome music! Daood: Coco Jones when you’re not acting or in a recording studio, talk to us about your hobbies? Coco Jones: I like to sew. It’s a real cool hobby of mine. I’m trying to finish a sundress since it’s the summer time but I haven’t had the time to work on it, so it looks like a bunch of fabric right now. (we both laugh) Daood: Going back to  «Let It Shine which has  air June 15,  2012 on the Disney Channel were you given the opportunity to actually sing instead of lip syncing? Coco Jones:  I sing the original songs that are in the movie; they were prerecorded in the studio.


“Let It Shine!”

oco Jones June 15th has the starring role in the Disney tele-

vision film “Let It Shine.” Coco Jones while only being fourteen years of age has been a regular on the Disney channel in “So Random,” and “Good Luck Charlie.” Born and raised in Lebanon Tennessee to the parents of former NFL player Mike Jones and vocalist Javonda Jones, Coco Jones is not only an actress, a singer but also a rapper. Daood: Congratulations on staring in the Disney television film “Let It Shine;” if you could share with us your role as Roxie?” Coco Jones: Roxie has two sides, at the beginning of the movie she’s this bigger than life pop star; and what’s different about her and what nobody else can tell, is she doesn’t have a lot of confidence in herself. So, she’s trying to please everybody and make them happy, instead of standing up for what she believes in and what makes her happy. It is only until she goes back to her hometown of Atlanta, GA to host a competition and she sees all these people who remember her as the little girl with the big voice. Only then, does she realizes that she can be anybody that she wants to be and that she doesn’t have to please everybody else; that she can be herself and everything will work out.

Daood: Talk about your relationship to parents Mike Jones and Javonda Jones? Coco Jones: I have a good relationships with my parents; they have supported and believed in me and if they didn’t I probably would be sitting somewhere in Tennessee. So I want to say thanks to my parents who have been awesome. They always taught me to “Run My Own Race,” and I’m here today doing what I really love. Daood: Future goals and aspirations? Coco Jones: I want to go on a number of singing tours; it’s funny that you should ask that question because we were just watching the move “Charlie’s Angel’s,” in the car. One of my dream roles is to be a part of an action movie like “Charlie’s Angels,” and have the cute outfits. We both chuckled, and she had another interview to conduct as our conversation ended.  ”My dad always told me, to always perform like it was my last time performing. You never know who’s watching you.” Coco Jones


Daood: And the young man who plays opposite of you Tyler James Williams? Coco Jones: His role in the movie is Cyrus Debarge and he also has to deal with the fact that he doesn’t have a lot of confidence in himself. He wants to be a rap star but he’s a pastor’s kid and he doesn’t have the confidence to tell his parents because he’s not sure if they will support him in his quest. So, one of the many great things about this movie is that, kids have to learn to stand up for what they believe in and parents have to learn to support their children. Daood: Not only are you a talented actress but there has been talk of you being in a recording studio here recent recording a song?

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illicent Hill, a.k.a. Mama Hill, a retired teacher with LAUSD, has, over her 45-year career as an award-winning educator, poet, and activist, changed the lives of thousands of youngsters through her innovative teaching style. Today she and her small staff cover an array of issues within the core curricula-from anger management to teen pregnancy-as most of her youngsters are living under the cloud of violence, grief, abandonment or abuse, which all too often impedes their ability to learn.

I modeled after my science teacher Dr. Wray who had fourteen children. I was impressed with her being a science teacher and how well she took care of her children. I love children wanted to have at least thirteen; I married but only had two children David and Carroll because I got a divorce. I put both of my children through college. My children were involved with the cub scouts, drama classes, cultural events and I spoke French to them. I was born and raise Nashville, Tennessee but started teaching in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma teaching French and Spanish. Most of my students were atrisk-children and I grew to love them; what I notice with the at-risk-children is that they needed love and structure. Then I moved to California. I was placed in Markam Jr.. High School which is in the neighborhood of Watts in Los Angeles California. I started teaching there after the Watts Riot. Like the at-risk-children in Oklahoma City the children at Markam Jr.. High School were dealing with a lot of emotional issues such as anger.

I made my decision that I would try and save as many kids as possible; especially those that seemed to be most at danger; who were considered to be throwaways; kids that nobody seemed to want to be bothered with. Children that hurt other people are in pain. A lot of these kids’ parents didn’t have love or structure. Therefore, they are modeling to their children how they were raised. I started working with the parents and working more intensely with the children. Since my 50th birthday more than 3,000 students whom were in gangs and at-risk have come through these doors. All of them except one is alive and they are leading product lives. We live in a very violent world, a world with a lot of confusion and too many people are walking in darkness. I feel today somewhat accomplished; feel that I am still growing; trying to find new ways to intrigue the students; new ways to love them. Mama Hill is 72 years of age. “Give Light, Knowledge & Love…It’s Contagious!” Mama Hill Http:// Http:// MamaHillsHelp?sk=info

On my 50th birthday I took inventory and I counted 2000 kids that had been killed by gang violence or had violent deaths; children that had been in my purview. That night I found one of the students ID named Dante. He had some challenges but a good kid. One day Dante was asked by a gang member if he was in a gang; he told the gang member no and the gang member shot Dante in the mouth. That night brought back so many memories. That night









year old Aubrey Janice Accemius was the missing puzzle to her parents young love story. At the age of 1 Aubrey was talking, singing dancing and posing for the camera. At 3, she showed off her modeling skills. Aubrey loves the big screen, her favorite movie is the Karate Kid. Everyday she practices lines from the movie as if she was performing. Aubrey enjoys school and playing with her friends as well as role playing. Her stuffed dog Emily and her Dora babies are her students and she's the teacher. Her favorite color is purple and not just any purple she will let you know it's the purple like her baby elephant. Aubrey also loves gymnastics, If you don't catch her on her bed flipping upside down then believe she's on the couch doing her back flips. What makes Aubrey an even more exceptional bright star is that she is trilingual. She speaks her parents native language creole, she speaks English and thanks to her favorite show Nick Jr. she speaks Spanish.







Can You Tell Me A Little About Yourself ?


’m a registered nurse, I had my first child at 15 and was raised in the streets of Brooklyn, NY (east Flatbush). My mom was in and out of jail and on drugs. She always strived to be great mom, we used to call her Whitney Houston growing up. I was always different, I always wanted to do the right thing, I lived to do the right thing. I was in honors and gifted classes all my life. I had a revelation that my life had purpose. My mom used to smoke crack in front of us, that’s how crazy it is. Back when I was growing up, we didn’t discuss what was going on in our family. I became a registered nurse at 20 years old I published my first book titled “Beat” which is about you can’t beat what God has blessed which talks about my life. My mom left us with men that she met off the street and they never touched us, some of my family members were abused and

because I never was, I feel blessed. I love people I know that in my life I have gotten at least 40 or 50 people jobs. It inspires me to do what I love every day. I was raised dangerously. No matter how hard you try to beat me down, I’m still going to be amazing. As long as God is for you no one can be against you.

“Heal” turning pain into power is everything no

matter what you feel about pity and I’m trying to build the first free children’s community center in New York. I want to attribute my success to Ms. Eleanor Jackson. You don’t really realize how dangerous the streets could be until you grow up and look back. H.E.A.L. – Helping Empowering and Advancing Lives

Can You Tell Me About The Heal Network? I started heal network in 2008 and became licensed in 2009 reflecting on my own childhood, on my own issues and on people who had major positive impact on my childhood. I always wanted to be a registered nurse and when I accomplished it, I began reflecting on all the people that believed in me and helped me along the way, one of them was my girl scout leader, Ms. Eleanor Jackson, I realized that I love people. I love helping people. I love being a resource for people. The heal network is a performance and

visual arts creative program for children. I have a local television show on BCAT every Tuesday at 12:30 p.m. We do skits, plays, artwork, and things of that sort. I put together a sports program headed by former NBA player, Gordon Malone from the Minnesota Timber wolves. What we do is we provide success building programs for youth. We have tutoring in science and technology, math, English/language arts, a singing, dancing, visual arts and a sports program. I recently partner up with Brownsville academy to pay the children that work with the HEAL network in helping the elderly.

port. Our children are so exposed to so much negativity in our society, we need to provide them with something wholesome, memories that they’ll cherish throughout their entire lives.

Do You Currently Have A Heal Center Now?

I don’t have any friends. I go to church, I’m very involved in my church, and I care a lot for my neighbors. I also engage my family and my boyfriend in what I do. My boyfriend even quit his job in banking to work with me. Unfortunately, I don’t have much of a social life. I socialize with people that do what I enjoy doing. My life is centered and built around HEAL. I feel joy in my heart when I think about what I am able to do for children.

Yes, we currently have one at P.S. 398 in Brooklyn which is open to the community. They meet Monday through Fridays from 3-6 and Saturdays from 11am-3pm. We’re currently in the process of purchasing property so that we can offer a multi-service, free program for communities 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. I want HEAL to be established in at least 100 schools before I leave this earth. I want to be able to create jobs at the same time as providing a creative and educational outlet for children. All of our adult leaders go through an extensive background check because we want to ensure the safety of our children.

We cater many of my programs to boys. I love California. I travel back and forth between New York and California, but I am emotionally and socially connected to New York. HEAL kept me here. With everything that you’re working on, how do you remain grounded?

Do You Have A Website? www.

Biggest Challenge? There are so many people that don’t care about children. There are too many people in the private or public educational system that don’t care about our children. The people that we entrust with our children’s lives don’t care about the wellbeing of our children. I dedicate my life to children. I will die helping children.

What Is Your Vision For The Heal Network? To have HEAL centers everywhere. I also want our children to be knowledgeable and versed socially. I want our children to be safe. I want them to be able to go to heal centers and get sup-





5 Easy Daily Stress Relieving Techniques


-If you are a book lover, than you know exactly what I mean, when I say that reading is a great source to stress reduction. But for those of you, who don’t favor reading, put away your old ways and grab a book, it really doesn’t matter what you read as long as you enjoy it. Many people have found that reading is a great way to take a mental vacation. Whether it’s a comic book, a novel or my personal favorite a romance Novel, reading is a great way to temporarily escape the daily stress in your environment; loosing yourself in an imaginary paradise. Try reading on your routine commute to work, or school. Perhaps in your down time, like on a lunch break, or right before going to bed. You’ll see what a difference it makes. British research shows 6 minutes of reading can lower the stress level by 68 percent. Psychologist believes that this is because the human mind has to concentrate on reading and the distraction of being taken into a literary world eases the tensions in muscles and the heart.


-Yes you heard it before, but this is a fool’s proof method to uplifting a gloomy day, filled with the daily stress of life. Get up and go absorb that natural sunlight. If you’re feeling a little more than gloomy than usual, and are not in the mood to go out, try changing the lights in your home to a Florescent natural lights, or a white light of your preference. . You’ll find that it’s relaxing and uplifting at the same time.


-We may not want to admit it but our body may need some extra rest time. Some time we may just need a nap! That’s right “Nap” just an hour nap in your day; may be just what you need to unwind, and let go of the daily hustle and bustle in your life, and wake up feeling relax and energized. So find a quiet comfortable spot, close your eyes, put your mind at rest, and just let go of that daily stress.


- Some people dread these words; we all want to exercise, but often it’s easier said than done. So take one step at a time: Number one, get up from your chair. Sometimes the first steps are the hardest. Number 2, step outside and just go for a walk, a 30 minute walk is a good start, if necessary take a friend with you and you’ll hardly notice the time passing by. Develop this as a routine 3 to 4 times a week, and you’ll be on your way to starting a stress free in your life, and not to mention the bonus healthy habits.


- Yes I know ladies; sometimes we are tempted to fall asleep. But take some medication for that headache and get to bed an hour early. Make time to Sex-ercise. There’s nothing better than to burn off those extra calories, and release that pent up stress through some good traditional old fashion love making. Men; I understand sometime you can come home from a stressful day at work day, and just don’t have the energy. ......Really, I don’t think most men have a problems in this scenario........But for those who do (and it’s perfectly natural to be tired). It has been proven that sex has many beneficial qualities. According to researchers in Scotland who reported their findings in the journal of Biological psychology. They studied 24 women and 22 men who kept records of their sexual activities, then the researchers subjected them to stressful situations, those who had sex, had better responses to stress than those who didn’t. If that isn’t a good enough reason for you, than I don’t know what is.


femur. It leaves the affected area feeling very tender and susceptible to future episodes. Joint crisis also cause pain and limit the range of motion at multiple joints. “The pain associated with the abdominal crisis of sickle cell disease is constant and sudden… The pain may or may not be localized to any one area of the abdomen” (Krimm, 2005). Sometimes an abdominal crisis also leads to nausea and vomiting and diarrhea may occur.

What is Sickle Cell Anemia

The Disease State Sickle Cell Anemia disease is an inherited disorder. Once the sickle hemoglobin (HbS) gives off its oxygen to the necessary organ, the red blood cell becomes rigid and crescent shaped. “Because of their shape, sickled red blood cells can’t squeeze through small blood vessels as easily as the almost donut-shaped normal cells. This can lead to these small blood vessels getting blocked, therefore preventing oxygen from reaching its destination…” (Sickle Cell Disorder). Normal hemoglobin does not stick together but have the ability to bend and can easily travel through various sized blood vessels.

Sickle Cell Crisis

When a person is in a Sickle Cell Crisis it is due to an accumulation of sickle-shaped blood cells in narrow blood vessels causing acute sharp pain and localized ischemia . It can affect almost every major organ. At times the crisis can come about without any notable triggers, but common factors are: dehydration, emotional stress, bleeding, pregnancy, having an infection or fever, cold exposure or uses alcohol or drugs. For Children, the occurrence and duration of a crisis is unpredictable. For babies in first six months of life they “have a high level of fetal hemoglobin (HbF) in their blood, which protects them from red blood sickling, but dangerous complications can develop between ages 6 months and 5 years, after levels of fetal hemoglobin decrease”

Common Types of Sickle Cell Crisis

There are four common types of SC crisis: bone crisis, acute chest syndrome, abdominal crisis and joint crisis. A bone crisis exhibits sharp stabbing pain in the tibia, humerus or

Acute chest syndrome (ACS) causes the person to cough up blood and have sharp pains throughout their chest cavity. They will also feel short of breath and need noninvasive positive pressure ventilation (NIPPV) to assist in breathing. People with SC are also at higher risk of developing a pulmonary thromboembolism ( when blood clots float into the pulmonary artery and obstruct blood flow to the lungs)“ACS is the second most common cause for hospital admission and the leading cause of death in this patient population” (Staser, 2006, p.562).

How to Treat a Sickle Cell Crisis

Treatment for each of these crises involve hospital stay, rehydration with Intravascular (IV) fluids, narcotics to diminish pain, antibiotics to treat any signs of bacterial infection and blood transfusions, to also treat anemia that results from the destruction of RBC’s (Krimm, 2005). Research has shown that patients with SCD that receive monthly blood transfusions have decrease incidence of stroke, pain and ACS. Also seeking treatment upon the onset of symptoms of a crisis can shorten the length of hospital stay. Living with SCA is a painful unrelenting disease that creates a constant need for pain management. A dependence on narcotics is often seen with patients with SCD.


The best prevention of inheriting SCA is educating the population most at risk, descendants of African, India and Mediterranean. There are “more than 70,00 people in the United States have sickle cell disease.…Two million people have sickle cell trait. Approximately 1 in 12 African American has sickle cell trait” (Maakaron, 2012). Individuals with Asian, Mediterranean and African descent should take a special blood test (hemoglobin electrophoresis) to check for the Sickle Cell Trait (SCT) and or acquire genetic counseling. When two carriers of the SCT have a child, there is a 25% chance the child will be born with SCD, 50% chance of with SCT and 25% chance with no abnormal hemoglobin deficiency. The life expectancy for individuals with SCD is the mid-40s; with the help of various therapeutic options and more research, life expectancy will increase. Education is the key to understanding, treating and preventing Sickle Cell Disease.



OUL. . . . .

Miss Me-But Let Me Go When

I come to the end of the road And the sun has set for me, I want no rites in a gloom-filled room. Why cry for a soul is set free? Miss me a little-but not too long And not with your head bowed low. Remember the love that we once shared. Miss me-but let me go. For this journey we all must take,And each must go alone. Its all a part of the Masters plan, A step on the road to home. When you are lonely and sick of heart, Go to friends we know, And bury your sorrows in doing good deeds. Miss Me-But Let Me Go.


Author: Anonymous

SKIN Eating a healthy diet rich in antioxidants is good for your whole body, including your skin. Antioxidants such as vitamins C, E, and A and betacarotene can help reduce the damage caused by unstable molecules known as free radicals. These molecules can injure skin cells and cause signs of aging. One of the best ways to increase your antioxidant intake, say dermatologists, is to eat a wide variety of fruits and vegetables. In addition to focusing on getting the right nutrients, you can help keep your skin healthy by not smoking, getting enough sleep,



and drinking lots of water.



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CHAIR DIP A This simple move tones the backs of the arms, a problem zone for many women. Sit on the edge of a step or chair, palms on each side, and knees bent to 90-degrees. Now, scoot your hips forward, off the step, until your hands are supporting your weight.

B Slowly lower your body, keeping your back very close to the step. Bend the elbows until you upper arms are parallel to the floor. Slowly push back up and repeat




Assume a prone position on the floor or other rigid surface (preferably carpetedmore on that later) that's able to support your body weight. Keep your feet together! Position hands palms-down on the floor, approximately shoulder width apart.

B Lower your torso to the ground until your elbows form a 90 degree angle. Keep your elbows close to your body for more resistance. Keep your head facing forward. Try to have the tip of your nose pointed directly ahead. Draw a breath as you lower yourself.

C Raise yourself by attempting to push the ground away from you. Breathe out as you push. The power for that push will inevitably come from your shoulders and chest. Continue the push until your arms are almost in a straight position (but not locked).





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haron King was born March 8th, 1975, born in the middle class family and grew up having a maid. She is the baby in her family; at the age of thirteen she came to the United States of America. She adapt very quick to the English language through teachings and educating myself.

She is the Chief Executive Officer and Founder of SharonKingWorldWide. com in Los Angeles, California. She is the author of “This is my introduction from me to you. Remember me”?. Sharon King is a member of the African American Art Museum since 2009. She was also named and recognizes VIP for Cambridge Who’s Who registry of Executives, Professionals and Entrepreneurs 2011 – 2012. In addition, she has been featured in Ellements Magazine 2011-2012. In the late nineties she did some acting in New York did allot of footage and backup in movies. Her manager back then was Actors Rep. She has a love for acting but her main focuses are her three children. Sharon King went to Western International University where she studied Legal Studies. One of her dreams was to become a Criminal Attorney – Prosecutor. She currently works at a Law Firm in the greater Los Angeles area. She is the proud mother of Jeremiah Isaiah and Trevor Francis and Leisley Deneise. She is married to Jaime Moreno her husband and manager. She is a Mother, Wife, Author, Business Woman and Speaker.

“This Is My Introduction From Me To You. Remember Me?”

CHAPTER 1 EXCERPT Letter to My Dear Mother: “…I wish you were there to teach me how to cook. I wish you were there to spend many holidays with me and cook all those wonderful meals. I wish you were there for me to bring someone home for your approval. The only man you ever met was my ex-husband. I wish you were there to stand up for me and teach me how to fight for myself. I wish you were there to keep me from harm’s way. It’s a cold world out here, and only the strong will survive. The weak will soon die out. As you know, I am a survivor…” Daood Obaid Thanks for this opportunity. Exactly why did you write your story? Sharon King You’re very welcome. It is important for me to let other women know all over the world there not the only one that is going through or has gone through some things and there is nothing to be embarrass or ashamed about. Daood Obaid If you would talk about the coping skills that were developed as the result of being physically assaulted? Sharon King I went to Counseling for a long time and I hated men for a long time. I would purposely dated them and break their hearts because I felt the need to give back what was done to me. As I came to learned Hurt people also hurt other people. Daood Obaid How did the therapist help you to move away from a revenge mental state? Sharon King I had to do it myself. No matter what she did or say. I still continued to hurt. What I learned about myself was I did not love myself enough. What I did to help myself I didn’t date anyone for about 5 years or more. I knew I had some issues and I have to deal with them. I start loving myself and that was the beginning and ending of all my revenge towards men.

Daood Obaid Evaluating the horrific event afterwards, did you feel like you brought this situation upon yourself as some victims have expressed after the ordeal? Sharon King I took allot of self-blame. If I had done things better maybe I would not have been in this situation. After looking back I did not know better to do better. This was all new to me and I didn’t have the support of my parents. Most of my family old mentality is to stay with your husband in your relationship no matter what. Back then because of my Pride and being ashamed I took allot of abuse. What you don’t know could really harm you and what is even worst is having no one to turn to. Daood Obaid Substance abuse, eating disorder became apart of your way of coping with the assault? Sharon King I had no Substance abuse, no eating disorder. However the assault attacked my self-esteem and trusting others. I confide in my counselor only; when I could not talk to her, I keep everything inside and share it with no one. Daood Obaid If you could share with us why you are a success story (Career, Marriage & children) Sharon King Everything began with me. I acknowledge my faults and accept them and change for the better. My life became better and I started accepting better things. By the Grace of God he kept me here and through all my battles I never lost my faith although I question God sometimes. I am bless with everything I have because of God all praises belongs to him. I have wonderful children and a wonderful husband and he is also my manager. My husband accepted me with three children and help raised them as his own. In every path of our life we put God first that is why I am so successful in my Career, My Family and God still continue blessing me. All Praises belong to God.

CHAPTER 13 EXCERPT Letters to my three children: ...Jeremiah, Trevor, and Leisley “…Thank God for blessing me with such an abundance of blessings; like you. I loved each of you from the very first time that I carried you in my womb, through the kicking, the movements, all the morning sickness—and how could I forget labor and labor pains? If I had to do it all over again, I would. I love you so much my words cannot express my love. Wherever you go in life, always remember your mother loves you. I wish nothing but Godliness, love, successes, fruitfulness, joy, peace, and the blessings of Abraham upon you. I want you to be well educated, better, smarter, and bolder. I will always be here for you, and I will always do my best to provide for you. But there are times when you will have to fend for yourself. I have sacrificed and suffered, and I know you have seen and heard me cried so many nights. I don’t want you to go through what I have been through…” Http://



According To Akima.......

his heart before he breaks yours. Through the above books and movies, blogs, and articles, many writers have shown the ins and outs of relationships, gave guidelines to becoming emotionally strong, established how to deal with physically and emotionally violent men, and revealed The Secret Male Handbook. Women now found the secret to breaking a mans heart. Women became tired of the way men lie, cheat, and abuse their power as what they thought of as dependable beings, and gained just the confidence they needed to switch up the game.

It's 2012 and the players game has changed. Phrases like "Bad B*tch", and "YOLO" for You Only Live Once, have impacted the way women treat themselves and others daily. The female population has evolved from being the abused to the abusers. But why has it come to this? For years and years, women have been seeking the anecdote to cure dogs. And Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m not speaking of a friendly canine either, but the male population themselves. Although; there are a few good ones out there, the damage left by others have lead women to become bitter, seeking a solution to the problem. After books and movies such as "He's Just not That Into You" directed by Ken Kwapi, "For Colored Girls" directed by Tyler Perry and "Act like a Lady, Think like a Man" written by Steve Harvey, it gave women the encouragement to take a stand. Although the stand women took, was a big step into the other mans shoes. Together these books sent the message of: if he's not that into you, think like a man, and break his break


A typical conflict in which occurs in a relationship is lying and cheating. After a survey of sixty New Yorkers, forty six percent voted men when asked: approximately four to five years ago, which gender was most likely to cheat. Another group of people was asked the same question except in present day time. Fifty two percent voted that women are more likely to cheat than men. When asked why, the answer that was voted best was: Women are sneakier than men; where a man would cheat and get caught, it takes a woman months, before she even gets caught. I then decided to take it to my peers. After reiterating the survey results to a few of my peers we had an open discussion on cheating in a relationship: Which gender hides it the most. As I sat and listened I was amazed at everything they had to say especially my guy friends. Axel Rodriguez, age twenty said: "Women now a days cheat, and find no problem in it, they go around flirting with this guy, sleeping with the next, then have her boyfriend at home. We don't find out until she starts

Are Women The New Dogs? messing with our friends, word gets around, and when we find out, she does not care." Sabrina Swaby age twenty two cuts in and says: "It is not that we do not care, but guys are heartless and the majority of the time she's been hurt before, or experienced emotional abuse. Women are left psychologically damaged because of men." Women are left psychologically damaged not only due to men's dogging ways but social media as well. Media plays a big part in this as previously stated. On television, and magazines women are portrayed as sex symbols, power hungry, and have man problems. What you see is what you get. Drakes famous acronym "YOLO" featured in his hit song "The Motto" could not have been any better a phrase when justifying the things people do. Hey, why not cheat on my man and break his heart? My ex cheated on me, and you only live once! This is where psychology plays a part; you hear something, you believe it, know its wrong, but continue to do it because you now have a justification for your act. Because you think you should live life to the fullest, it is okay to intentionally bring yourself down to the lowest point in life, then to hopefully pick it back up again. The term "Bad B*tch influenced by famous female rapper Nicki Minaj has a lot of females calling themselves a B*tch which is used when a female fits the "American look" makes money, is independent, and can have whatever she wants. So not only are women bad b*tches, but they can do whatever they want because they only live once. Men have learned to deal with the problems females come with. A lot of men can under-

stand the heartache and psychological distress women have been put through but many do not understand why women degrade themselves just to live up to something they do not have to be. Aaron Thomas age 23 Closed my interview by saying: "Its a shame when I see a good looking girl passing herself around without a care in the world. Especially if she attracts me, it is a waste." In Neyo's song Think Like a Man, Jennifer Hudson sang: "you've lost the game you taught me how to play." This is one of my favorite lines because it is the line that ties up the whole article. Men have become the victim in this epidemic, not only because women have became the better players of the game, but because men now have the fear of becoming involved with a non respectable woman. A message to the damaged woman out there, you may think by acting a certain way you are loving yourselves, but you are not. All women are beautiful in their own way and not one should let another mans actions, medias accepted look, nor popular mottos scar them, and prevent them from loving themselves. Love yourself, put away the past, embrace your future, and leave the dogging to the canines........And thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s according to Akima.




Aquarius (Jan 20th-feb 18th):

Gemini (May 21st -Jun. 21st)

Libra (Sept. 23rd- Oct. 22nd)

Start being alert and watchful, especially on the professional front, while it is sometimes good to maintain, a low key at work. But being the “yes sir/ma’am” will not serve in your favor this month, you should follow your professional instincts, and take a leadership role, in whatever you do. Speak up about your wishes, and you’ll find that things will be more in your favor.

There is a real mix of playfulness and dedication in the air this month; you must find the right balance between work and play. Your about to obtain a great responsibility this month, and must take it seriously, but maintain the balance of playfulness to help get through the stressful situations that it will bring.

Your scale is not quiet balance this month. You struggle with daily decisions, and find yourself being quiet indecisive. Trust your intuition and let that guide you in your decision making. You’ll find that you surprise yourself in a pleasant way, when you see the results.

Pisces (Feb. 19 -march 20 )

You have mastered the work/life balance issues this month. You’ve become cavalier, an expert when it comes to talking the talk but be careful that you can still practice what your preach. You’re in the final days of finalizing your professional game plan for the coming year and it’s got to have the right work/life balance factored in. Learn from the past when it comes to an all or nothing approach, and make it work for you. The power is in your hand.

Give yourself permission to relax this month. It’s not about how fast or slow you approach things it’s more about paying attention to the task at hand. Being on guard 24/7 isn’t as productive as you might think and sometimes it really is a case of coming up for air, long enough to get your bearings. You’ll accomplish far much more, if you pace yourself, and give full attention to one thing at a time. Take time to congratulate yourself on each success, before rushing into another thing.

Leo (July 23rd- August 22nd)

Sagittarius (Nov. 22nd-December 21st)

While you may not want to dismiss all your ideas this month, you do have to be willing to play devil’s advocate form time to time, choosing to look at things form both angles. Take a smart and pragmatic approach to both the pros and cons, realizing that this will either confirm that you’re right or suggest that you might need more time at the drawing board. Nothing wrong with reanalyzing yourself, because in the end you will win.

Take time to know others around you, you may find that you encounter help in the strangest places. Become more social and you’ll more likely find yourself in the right place at the right time. You should pay close attention and not simply go through the motions of our daily habits. Stay in the moments as much as possible.



You’re dealing with some fairly serious issues this month, especially on relationship fronts, it’s important not to take things so seriously this month, or you might lose sight of the bigger picture. It’s important to treasure the small moments. Appreciate a simple touch or kiss, you’ll find that your relationship will flourish. Aries (march 21st -April 19th) There may be some relationship pressure this month, its coming from a stubborn need to have things you’re way. There comes a time when communication lines are open and when a breakthrough is so close that even a bit of pressure could be game changing. Instead of shying away from any pressure or sticking your head in the sand embrace it, for this is the kind of month that real breakthrough is possible. Taurus (April 20nd -May 20th) Get work done this month. Start crossing things out from your to do lists as early in the day as possible, especially those that you’ve been putting off. You’ll find that you become so much more productive this month. But beware if you postponed doing what you must do, you’ll be buried in work load this month. Because this month will be filled with a lot responsibilities.

Cancer (Jun. 22 -July 22 ) nd


Virgo (Aug. 23 - Sept. 22 ) rd


Despite the fact that there is likely to be some financial difficulties on the front line, and it’s only going to intensify over the coming days. It’s because you’re getting close to a breakthrough. When it comes to money, trust your instincts, intuition and sense of timing. You’ll find that you’re already on the top of the mountain, and the journey downwards is so much easier.

Scorpio (Oct. 23rd- Nov. 23rd)

Capricorn (Dec. 22nd- Jan 10th) The easiest thing to do this month is simply to go with the flow, Do not look behind, at past problems, pressures and challenges to see what you might have done differently. Do not over think, try to over manage or control things. There is a certain amount of power that comes from the act of surrendering, for when you become less invested in the outcome you think you want, the outcome you actually need is more likely to transpire naturally.




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